Daniel Stephen Jones III is an American football player. He plays quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). The player was selected sixth overall by the Giants in the 2019 NFL Draft during his college football at Duke University. Daniel has proved himself the best in his career at the Giants by recording most games’ starts, completions, passing yards, pass attempts, and the longest quarterback run.
Daniel has won awards like Quick Lane Bowl MVP (2017), Independence Bowl MVP (2018), and Senior Bowl MVP (2019). He was also featured in a tv show, ‘In the Huddle With Tony Romo.’
Daniel Jones Early Life:
Daniel was born on 27th May 1997 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Currently, he is 25. During his rookie season, he got a nickname, “Danny Dimes.”
Daniel Jones Family Background:
Daniel is the oldest son of Becca and Steve Jones. he has an older sister and is the oldest of all the siblings; her name is Becca, the same as his mother’s. Becca played field hockey at Davidson College for four years.
Further, Daniel has a younger brother, Bates; he was a player on the men’s basketball team at Davidson and later got transferred to Duke in their basketball team.
The youngest of all siblings is a sister named Ruthie. She is also from a sports background and plays soccer at Duke. Ruthie has also been titled to the U.S. Soccer site for the Under-15 Girls’ National Team.
Daniel Jones Education:
Daniel attended Charlotte Latin School and enrolled at Duke University for higher education. In December 2018, he graduated with a degree in economics.
Daniel Jones Physical stats:
Daniel stands around 6 ft 5 in and weighs approx 100 kg. His athletic physics, impressive height, amazing brown eyes and dark brown hair make his personality too attractive.
Daniel Jones Birth Signs:
Daniel’s sun and star signs are Gemini. His moon and rising signs are Aquarius and Leo, respectively. His birth sign element is Air and Mercury is the Ruling planet.
Daniel Jones Net Worth:
Daniel primarily earns from his NFL contract, salary and endorsements. His estimated net worth is $20 Million. His singing bonus in the contract also adds to the Networth amount.
Daniel Jones Relationship Status:
Daniel is currently single. In the past, during their college days at Duke University, he dated fellow Duke athlete Ella Bonafede and never officially confirmed their relationship. In September 2019, she was cheering for him at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
Daniel Jones Career:
Daniel was a redshirt in 2015, the first year of Duke, and in 2016, he started all 12 games. During these games, he completed 270 of 430 passes for 2,836 yards, sixteen touchdowns and nine interceptions.
In 2017, he completed 230 413 passes for 2,439 yards, 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions as a junior player. Later was named MVP of the 2017 Quick Lane Bowl against Northern Illinois, in which he went 27-of-40 with 252 passing yards, two touchdowns, and 86 rushing yards from sixteen carries for one touchdown.
In 2018 During his senior year, Daniel was again named the MVP in the 2018 Independence Bowl, in which he went 30–41 with 423 passing yards and five touchdowns in a 56–27 victory over Temple. Further, he played in the 2019 Senior Bowl for the North team and was also the MVP of that game. The score was 8-of-11 with 115 passing yards and one touchdown.
In the 2019 NFL Draft, the New York Giants drafted Daniel in the first round with the sixth overall pick. On 22nd July 2019, he signed his four-year rookie contract worth $25.664 million, which included a $16.7 million signing bonus. On 8th September 2019, he played his first regular season against the Dallas Cowboys; in relief of Manning, he completed 3-of-4 passes for 17 yards, but the Giants lost 35–17. On 17th September of the same year, he was named the starter over Manning for the Week 3 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his first start, he completed 23 out of 36 passes for 336 yards with a 112.7 passer rating, along with two passing touchdowns and 28 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in a 32–31. Despite losing two fumbles, they win against the Buccaneers. Since Scott Brunner in 1980, Daniel became the first Giants’ rookie quarterback to win in his first career start. Later, he led the team back from an 18-point deficit to beat the Buccaneers. This match earned him a game-winning drive in their first career start, and he became the seventh rookie quarterback in the history of NFL 2010. Further, for his performance in Week 3, Daniel was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
On 29th September, in his second start, he led the Giants to a 24–3 victory over the Washington Redskins. He marked his name as the third quarterback in the Giants’ history after Travis Tidwell (1950) and Phil Simms (1979) began their career with two wins as starting quarterbacks for the franchise. Further, in Week 6 against the New England Patriots, he played his first game in prime time on Thursday Night Football. In this game, he threw for 161 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the 35–14 loss. In Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, Daniel had 322 passing yards and four passing touchdowns in a 31–26 defeat. Then in Week 10 against the New York Jets, he threw for 308 yards and four touchdowns in the 34–27 loss. Later, In Week 16, he threw for career highs of 352 passing yards and five passing touchdowns when the Giants defeated the Washington Redskins in overtime, 41–35. Daniel became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to throw five touchdown passes in a game as a rookie during his game performance. And also achieved being the only rookie quarterback in NFL history to throw for 350 passing yards, zero interceptions and five touchdowns in a single game. Later in Week 16, Daniel was named the Pepsi Offensive Rookie of the Week for his efforts. Then in week 17, a match against the Philadelphia Eagles, he threw for 301 yards, one interception and one touchdown during the 34–17 loss. At the finishing of the rookie season, Daniel had 3,027 passing yards, 12 interceptions, 24 passing touchdowns, 45 carries for 279 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, and a league-leading 18 fumbles, with 11 of them lost.
In his second season, Daniel was selected to be a team captain. In Week 7, match against the Philadelphia Eagles, in the third quarter, he ran for an impressive 80 yards on a single play and later lost his balance and tripped on the turf near the endzone. Despite the trip and rush, it marked the longest run in Giants quarterback history. Further, Daniel hit a top speed of 21.23 mph, the fastest since 2018 (Lamar Jackson) by an NFL quarterback. In Week 10, again with the Philadelphia Eagles, he threw for 244 yards and rushed for 64 yards. Later in the third quarter of Week 12 against the Cincinnati Bengals, he injured his hamstring and missed the rest of the game, including the next game against the Seattle Seahawks and Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns because the week before, he suffered an ankle injury against the Arizona Cardinals.
In Week 17, a game against the Dallas Cowboys, Daniel gives the best performance of his young career by completing 17 for 25 passing for 229 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in a 23–19 win. Under his Captionship, the Giants beat the Cowboys in the 2016 season and recorded their best record since the 2016 season. The season finished at 6–10 but missed the playoffs for the fourth year.
Further, Daniel’s 2021 season began with throwing for 267 yards, one touchdown, rushing for 27 yards and an additional touchdown, and fumbling once in a 27–13 loss to the Denver Broncos. On Thursday Night Football Against the Washington Football Team, he threw for 249 yards, rushed for 95 yards, and had two touchdowns, but a mistake by the Giants cost them a pair of touchdowns, and they lost 29–30. Further, Daniel threw a career-high 402 yards and two touchdowns against the New Orleans Saints. The Giants won 27–21 in overtime, and for his performance, Daniel was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
In Week 7, a match against the Carolina Panthers, he threw for 203 yards, one touchdown, zero interceptions, rushed for 28 yards, and marked his first career reception thrown by Dante Pettis for 16 yards in the 25–3 win. Later, Daniel had a neck injury in Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles, which caused him to miss the remainder of the season. On 20th December 2021, he was placed on an injured reserve. In April 2022, the Giants declined his fifth-year option for 2023.
Daniel Jones Social Appearance:
More than 220K fans on Instagram follow Daniel; on Twitter, he has around 70k followers. Though his posts are very few, Daniel is active on these accounts.
At a young age, Daniel Jones has already given an impressive impression of his skills in sports history. His unique playing style and teamwork under his caption have won many fans’ hearts. He is kind and caring, which is visible in his charity part. We wish him all the best for his brighter future.